Bulletin: No shooting murders in outer East Portland this week

Week #87 Shooting Report | There certainly were plenty of shootings and ‘Shots Fired’ calls – but no gunshot homicides; neighbors can only hope this is the start of a hopeful trend. And, learn how Portland Police are ‘taking a bite out of crime’ in Gateway …

Rain or shine, officers were in outer East Portland, investigating shootings this week in Powellhurst-Gilbert, Madison South.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

The diligent efforts by members of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) to focus on reducing gun violence were evident this week: For the first time in quite a while, no one died from being shot by a violent person with a gun. Not that the criminals had stopped trying . . .

This week, officers made arrests, confiscated drugs, and even saved the life of a shooting victim.

March 2
Police patrols catch suspects near Mall 205

Here are some of the cash and drugs officers located while on “directed patrol missions” last week. PPB image

Although little official information is available, last week PPB East Precinct officers continued to conduct “directed patrol missions” – this time, in the Mall 205 area of the Gateway District.

On most shifts, officers are being dispatched to one call after another. When there is a lull in activity, they go into what’s called “directed patrol”, to address criminal activity.

On March 2nd officers made six arrests, recovered four stolen vehicles, and seized 248 grams of heroin as well as more than $3,200 in suspected criminal proceeds.

March 8
Officer saves victim’s life in

This driveway was closed off, as police investigated a shooting and saved the victim’s life with prompt medical care.

Again, official information from the PPB has not been made available about this shooting at an apartment complex about a block north of SE Powell Boulevard, in the 3200 block of 92nd Avenue.

On March 8 at 4:59 p.m. PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched on a “Shots Fired” call that quickly became a “Shooting-with Weapon” crime. As nine officers were on their way, the 9-1-1 Center operators took more calls which reported that a person had, indeed been shot, and was bleeding profusely.

PPB officers and a sergeant discuss the evidence they’ve located at the site of this shooting.

In the alley along the south end of the properties, officers sought evidence in a taped-off section of the driveway. One police cruiser was at the western end of the contained area.

“Officers found a victim who appeared to be on the verge of dying due to loss of blood,” a police spokesperson revealed. “The officers immediately began conducting emergency medical treatment on the victim. One officer retrieved specially-designed clotting gauze from his Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK), and began stuffing the wound, while another officer applied a tourniquet.

Here’s what in the Individual First Aid Kit that PPB officers and command staff carry. They are continuously trained on how to use it. PPB image

“The officers were able to stop the bleeding, and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment; these officers saved the victim’s life,” the PPB official explained, adding that officers have used their IFAK units to save lives seven times already in 2022.

No other information about this incident, including any details or suspect information, has been released by the PPB, other that it’s being investigated by the Bureau’s Enhanced Community Safety Team. If you have information about this incident – it’s Case No. 22-63283 – send an email to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the case number.

Three more shootings this week

Shootings bring officers to investigate in Madison South and Powellhurst-Gilbert this week.

March 7
Wounded comes to hospital

A wounded person sought treatment for a gunshot wound at the Adventist Medical Center Emergency Department. As required by law, the hospital notified the police, and officers were sent there at 9:39 a.m. that morning. This is Case No. 22-61892.

March 7
Shooting in Madison South

Dispatchers sent officers and medics to a shooting reported at 3:46 p.m. that afternoon, in the 1600 block of NE 92nd Avenue, near Broadway. “A victim was found shot in the lower leg by an unknown suspect,” a PPB official told East Portland News. The Case No. is 22-62195.

March 8
Another shooting in Powellhurst-Gilbert

At 1:33 p.m., medical personnel and officers were sent to SE 123rd Avenue at Powell Boulevard, on another shooting call. No evidence markers were visible at the location. However, officers were seen speaking with potential witnesses. If you can provide information, it’s Case No. 22-63088.

Be sure to include the case number, when you send tips about these, or any other shootings, by email to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.


The recorded number of “Shots Fired” calls to which officers are dispatched seems to be holding relatively steady; this week the tally stands at 41. When investigated, officers may find no evidence of any gunshots at many of these reports by nervous residents.

March 2
22-57709         03/02/2022 18:31:33   8100 Block of NE MALLORY AVE

22-57844         03/02/2022 21:20:54   SE 131ST AVE / SE FOSTER RD
22-57931         03/02/2022 23:32:03   12400 Block of SE BOISE ST

March 3
22-58070         03/03/2022 05:34:08   SE 128TH AVE / SE FOSTER RD

22-58088         03/03/2022 06:09:12   SE 164TH AVE / SE DIVISION ST
22-58430         03/03/2022 13:23:59   SE 67TH AVE / SE POWELL BLVD
22-7893           03/03/2022 14:39:36   SE 164TH AVE / SE STARK ST
22-58496         03/03/2022 14:42:18   16000 Block of SE STARK ST
22-58683         03/03/2022 18:28:07   SE 162ND AVE / SE DIVISION ST
22-58846         03/03/2022 22:33:28   8000 Block of SE ASPEN SUMMIT DR
22-58921         03/03/2022 23:59:44   SE SCHILLER ST / SE 74TH AVE

March 4
22-58937         03/04/2022 00:23:52   600 Block of NE 91ST AVE

22-59085         03/04/2022 04:38:34   SE 63RD AVE / SE OGDEN ST
22-59104         03/04/2022 05:47:02   SE 122ND AVE / E BURNSIDE ST
22-59126         03/04/2022 06:31:53   10100 Block of SE KNIGHT ST
22-59129         03/04/2022 06:39:51   7900 Block of SE ASPEN SUMMIT DR
22-59662         03/04/2022 19:37:47   12800 Block of NE CLACKAMAS ST
22-59725         03/04/2022 21:18:53   11900 Block of NE SANDY BLVD
22-59713         03/04/2022 22:09:17   14000 Block of SE RHONE ST
22-59783         03/04/2022 22:43:37   SE 128TH AVE / SE FOSTER RD

March 5
22-59850         03/05/2022 00:08:39   7700 Block of SE 141ST AVE

22-59953         03/05/2022 02:48:19   8000 Block of SE FOSTER RD
22-59958         03/05/2022 02:59:35   NE 95TH PL / NE THOMPSON ST
22-60707         03/05/2022 22:13:07   6400 Block of SE WOODSTOCK BLVD

March 6
22-60835         03/06/2022 02:08:31   00 Block of NE 127TH AVE

22-60861         03/06/2022 02:40:08   NE GLISAN ST / NE 52ND AVE
22-61070         03/06/2022 11:21:21   6400 Block of NE KILLINGSWORTH ST
22-61562         03/06/2022 21:30:32   3600 Block of NE 162ND AVE
22-08268         03/06/2022 21:39:42   NE GLISAN ST / NE 162ND AVE
22-61581         03/06/2022 21:55:59   4000 Block of SE 82ND AVE
22-61614         03/06/2022 22:45:08   3200 Block of SE 90TH PL

March 7
22-61700         03/07/2022 01:47:50   2200 Block of NE 92ND AVE

March 8
22-62581         03/08/2022 00:20:36   3300 Block of SE 79TH AVE

22-62652         03/08/2022 03:19:29   SE 133RD AVE / SE TAGGART ST
22-63373         03/08/2022 19:06:00   4600 Block of SE 77TH AVE
22-63533         03/08/2022 22:47:19   400 Block of NE 160TH AVE
22-63543         03/08/2022 23:06:50   15800 Block of NE GLISAN ST
22-63562         03/08/2022 23:37:51   14600 Block of NE BROADWAY
22-63582         03/08/2022 23:58:47   SE 112TH Avenue / SE STARK ST

March 9
22-63630         03/09/2022 02:01:18   14100 Block of E BURNSIDE ST

22-63678         03/09/2022 03:57:35   8800 Block of NE SKIDMORE ST

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If there is a possibly positive trend in all these reports – as we told you we think there may be – it is crystal clear that any such positive trend has a very long ways to go, to restore the peace and order that Portland residents formerly expected and enjoyed in their city.

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